Depending on the country and the urgency of their need, there are many schools that will hire you to teach English if you have a degree from a recognized college or university. It generally does not matter in what discipline you earned your degree, but the preference is education or arts/humanities. Having said that, you will find that more and more, schools are asking for a TESOL or other ESL teaching qualification in addition to a degree.
Nov 9, 2008
Pronunciation/Phonics 6642 Views
Many years ago, a presenter at an ESL conference I attended began his stimulating, and very memorable, presentation with a ten minute mini lesson in . . . Thai! The audience of ESL teachers, syllabus planners and curriculum designers was stunned, but the point was effectively made: Learning correct pronunciation and intonation in a foreign language is not as simple as ESL teachers seem to think!
Nov 11, 2008
Reading 2528 Views
Reading is a way for someone to connect the words, thoughts and ideas on a page to what the reader already knows. If the reader does not know anything about the subject, then reading over the prose is more challenging and often the reader does not retain as much of the text. These are a few ways to help improve reading.
Nov 11, 2008
Study Skills 3085 Views
Tests are a way for you and your teacher to measure how well you have learned the material covered by the class. Think of them as a challenge! Here are some tips for studying for tests.
Make sure that you have received the right paper, then read the instructions twice. It may help you notice some ...
Nov 12, 2008
Teaching Methodology 6458 Views
The children you teach are already learning, but would you like to help them even more, especially those who seem to be struggling? It's no secret that some children learn much faster than others and that this soon leads to imbalanced levels among classmates.
Classroom language is that collection of phrases used for communication among teacher and students, from "Open your books to page fifteen" to "May I go to the bathroom?" While emphasis is usually placed primarily on the target language, classroom language, too, can be an invaluable way of promoting English as real communication, student involvement in the lesson, and active language learning skills.
Nov 14, 2008
Career Development 3230 Views
Teaching English in Korea is an amazing experience. There is a huge demand for ESL teachers in Korea. Korea offers the best contracts in Asia!
This article will show how an activity can be modified to encourage the four kinds of classroom language (requests, choices, leadership, and manners and values) described in part 1.
Nov 16, 2008
Classroom Management 6252 Views
The class of nine- to twelve-year-olds was having trouble organizing itself into neatly lined up teams for the next activity. I had already given them flags denoting the names of their teams and had written the team names on the board. When one team finally managed to form a line, I burst out, "Look at the Orange team! What a nice line! You get a point!" The chalk mark on the board riveted the attention of the other teams. "And you're quiet. One more point!"
Nov 17, 2008
Teaching 3525 Views
Many teachers are afraid to allow their students to use the Internet to write research papers. Teacher complaints that I have heard regarding this topic are: "Students plagiarize by cutting and pasting information from websites." "Students will not search beyond the first few sites they Google." "Students cannot distinguish an appropriate site for information from an advertisement."